Since my last post, Zach has become Dr. Zach, Megan has become Mrs. Cox, and I have become stay-at-home wife, keeper of the treasures-of-Whalen. That includes nothing and everything, it seems. I sometimes find it hard to find a reason to do something because it doesn’t seem urgent. I don’t have a crying, needy baby yet, and Zach isn’t a crying, needy person, either. Everyone is easy to please. So. What’s a girl to do? So far, I’ave messed up my sleep schedule. I couldn’t get to sleep last night until about 2, so today I ended up taking a nap. I know my body needs some extra energy that could come from a nap, but it could be what has been keeping me up later. I would like to start a routine, and since Zach will be starting one tomorrow, I might as well, too. So far, my routing has been 1)wake up, 2)exercise walk with Teddy 3)eat breakfast 4)spend time on the internet 5)eat 6)watch tv 7)waste time 8)play the piano 9)internet, 10)etc.
At least my mornings are predictable. So I made a list of things I could do, both today and in the coming days/weeks.
1)Read the Bible, 2)Read a library book, 3)Do a Prenatal yoga DVD, 4)figure out when the hospital is giving tours, 5)write down ideas for a birth plan, 6) go for a walk, 7)do a hypnobirthing CD, 8)crochet/knit, 9) move boxes/table to create a nursery/dining room, 10)give Teddy a bath, 11) do dirty dishes, 12)make a pie, 13) join Rappahannock Music Society, 14)find a piano teacher, 15)vacuum, 16)find some place to volunteer, 17)go swimming, 18)go to the coffee shop, 19)find a friend, 20)find energy to do any of the above.
I know that sounds pathetic. Any stay-at-home wives out there who could give me some tips, I’d be very appreciative.